Christie’s Prints & Multiples department offers works spanning centuries of printmaking – a comprehensive journey through Western art movements from 1500 to the present day.
Currently holding the world record price for any print sold at auction – Pablo Picasso’s La femme qui pleure, I (State VII/VII), sold for $5,122,500 (November 2011), doubling the previous record price – the department continues to hold auction market share, and repeatedly achieves exceptional sale results.
With salerooms in London and New York, our team of international specialists build sales of limited edition original prints and three-dimensional multiples spanning from Old Master to Contemporary works. Our sales feature prominent Old Master works by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Albrecht Dürer, and Francisco Goya; Modern masterpieces by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, and Joan Miró; and remarkable impressions from Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, David Hockney, Francis Bacon, and other Post-War, Pop, and Contemporary leaders. In addition, our South Kensington saleroom highlights Modern and Contemporary British prints from artists such as Ben Nicholson, Ethel Spowers, and Sybil Andrews.
With a breadth of material and a wide variety of price points, the Prints department continues to provide superior expertise to both new and seasoned collectors.
In addition to the traditional live auctions, Christie’s Prints department also offers clients online only auctions and private sale opportunities, providing our clients more opportunity to buy and sell on the growing international market.